Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise
Implement this in the emergency response planning, where the stakes are high, and even the most thorough plan can begin to fall apart. The best way to eliminate the human factor is to test your plans during tabletop exercises.
Active Shooter Statistics
Since FBI began releasing their report in 2000, the first seven years demonstrated an average of 6.4 active-shooter incidents, and that figure grew more than twofold to 16.4 the following seven years. The number lingered around 20 incidents every year since then, surging in the last two. Even though the previous year had a lower activity, last year’s results remained consistent with a troubling trend. According to the FBI, there have been 27 active shooter incidents in 2018.
How to Respond
- Run – Have an escape route and plan on where to go.
– Leave your belongings behind.
– Prevent others from entering the area.
– Call 911 when it is safe to do so.
– Shelter-in-place in an area out of the shooter’s view.
– Block entry to your hiding place and secure the door.
– Silence communications devices.
– Remain quiet.
– As a last resort and only if your life is in danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter.
– Act with physical aggression and throw items at the active shooter.
– Commit to your actions.
Download our Active Shooter Tabletop Exercise to test your emergency preparedness plan.